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  • 5/5/17 11:52 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Falls from height continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 364 fatalities recorded in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To remind and educate employers in the construction industry about the dangers from falls and dropped tools, 3M™ Fall Protection is proud to participate in the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down, May 8-12, 2017. During the OSHA Stand-Down, 3M willmore...
  • 5/3/17 3:03 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety today announced it received the silver Stevie Award® in the New Product and Services category and subcategory of Health & Pharmaceuticals Product for the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring and Management System. This year marks the American Business Awards’ 15th annual celebration of recognition. 3M’s Clean-Trace System was nominated in the “Best New Product or Service of the Year” category. More than 3,600more...
  • 5/2/17 8:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Athletic apparel designers have a new, high-performance reflective material from 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material available to them as they create activewear that can be worn from the conference room to the coffee shop to the bike path. The patented* C790 Carbon Black Stretch Transfer Film is a rich, deep black-colored material when viewed in daylight. But when illuminated at night, the material delivers vibrant reflectivemore...
  • 5/1/17 3:01 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announced that it has completed the sale of its identity management business to Gemalto, a world leader in digital security1. 3M’s identity management business provides biometric hardware and software that enable identity verification and authentication, as well as secure materials and document readers. The business includes 3M Cogent, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M, which provides a full spectrum of biometric solutionsmore...
  • 4/25/17 6:30 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported first-quarter earnings of $2.16 per share, an increase of 5.4 percent versus the first quarter of 2016. Sales were $7.7 billion, up 3.7 percent year-on-year in dollar terms. Organic local-currency sales increased 4.6 percent while divestitures reduced sales by 0.4 percent. Foreign currency translation decreased sales by 0.5 percent year-on-year. Operating income was $1.8 billion and operating income marginsmore...
  • 4/21/17 1:16 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 1902, Thomas Edison was still an avid inventor. His ingenuity and scientific pursuits resulted in technologies that would impact the everyday living for millions of people. Also in 1902 was the inception of 3M, which ever since has applied science to life with Edison’s same determination as a way to improve the daily lives of its consumers. 3M today announced that two of its most innovative and advanced technologies have been selected tomore...
  • 4/19/17 3:00 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: First-quarter 2017 earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 8 a.m. CDT. The earnings call can be accessed at (800) 762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.S. Electrical Products Group 2017 Annual Spring Conference in Longboat Key, Fla., on Monday, May 22, 2017. Inge G. Thulin, chairman, president, and chiefmore...
  • 4/19/17 8:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL‚ Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As thousands of orthodontists and staff from around the world descend on the Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists in San Diego, CA this week, 3M is proud to announce a broad portfolio of issued patents and intellectual property rights, issued over the last few years, encompassing indirect bonding for orthodontic treatments. Claims covered by these patents intend to enable orthodontists to improve their bracket placementmore...
  • 4/13/17 3:04 pm CDT
    3M Food Safety today announced its 3M™ Petrifilm™ Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate has been awarded AOAC® Performance-Tested MethodSM, Certificate #041701 for a variety of foods.  With this AOAC Performance-Tested Method designation, the 3M Petrifilm Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate becomes the first commercial method of its kind to receive a validation from a third-party scientific organization. The ready-to-use plate, introduced in August 2016, simplifies the testing process for lacticmore...
  • 4/6/17 7:30 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Co. and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a lawsuit on April 5, 2017, in the Central District of California against K2 Concepts and China-based Phoenix Automotive Refinishing, alleging multiple counts of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. The suit alleges that certain automotive painting spray gun cup products, which are made by Phoenix in China and marketed and sold in the United States by K2, infringe seven 3M patentsmore...